Thursday, February 24, 2011

watery Wednesday" Ripple

Soil liquefaction describes a phenomenon whereby a soil substantially loses strength and stiffness in response to an applied stress, usually earthquake shaking or other rapid loading (force), causing it to behave like a liquid.

This photo is a water ripple, but it looks like the liquefaction in Christchurch that has become a popular word. This is day four, and the tragedy continues. Today, the death toll is 103.


Ginny Hartzler said...

I have been watching it on the news, and it's just terrible.

SquirrelQueen said...

I have also been following the story in the news. It is hard to imagine this kind of devistation.

The JR said...

you captured the ripple very well.